Friday, October 28, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Does Secrecy Make Good Policy?

The Monkey Cage considers the question:
...Greater openness by the panel, officially known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, would actually be harmful to the public interest. Private meetings are essential to give the committee’s six Republicans and six Democrats the freedom to step away from party orthodoxies, conduct serious negotiations and search for common ground, rather than engage in political posturing….